Hot Brown Honey
It's the all female show that is getting rave reviews around the world. Hot Brown Honey is a winning combination of dance/comedy/theatre/burlesque with a good dose of truth and social commentary thrown in the mix.
Co-created by Lisa Fa'alafi and Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers, Hot Brown Honey is laugh out loud funny, honest, clever and entertaining look at stereotypes and the reality of living in Australia as a woman of colour. What started out as a small cabaret show with guest performers at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2013, has now grown in to a fully fledged production, featuring five full time cast members, all with a unique skill set and unique cultural perspective.
Initially an underground movement, the creators would invite artists from whichever city they were in, to come and share the platform they had made for women of colour and give them a voice and opportunity to say what they needed, and share their particular artform. Now with permanent cast members, the show is more refined but no less dynamic.
Hot Brown Honey is anchored by Kim "Busty Beatz" Bowers, atop a brightly lit honeycomb dome, spinning tunes and the direction, from group numbers to the individual performances. Funky tracks, sharp and witty humour, circus, beatboxing and soul singing are all featured within the show which has been gaining fans all over the world thanks to it's unapologetic delivery. There is a diversity of backgrounds within the cast with members from Maori, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Samoan, Tongan, Indonesian and South African heritage